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rock climbing guidebooks, Victoria, australia

rockclimbs around melbourne
guidebook by glenn tempest

arapiles selected climbs
climbing guidebook

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A modern rockclimbing guidebook that covers all the worthwhile climbing areas within a two-hour drive from Melbourne. Full colour, easy to use and loads of good climbs for when you don’t have time to travel further afield.
$29.95   
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This is 'The Bible' for Australia’s climbing Mecca, Mt Arapiles. With nearly 400 pages and countless climbs, there is a lifetime's worth of climbing to be had in this book.
$59.95   
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arapiles pocket companion
climbing guidebook

arapiles 444 of the best
climbing guidebook

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This pocket sized rockclimbing guide features all the multi pitch and starred routes from Arapiles Selected Climbs so you can take it up routes with you. It omits all of the preamble such as the history section.
$19.95   
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Authored by Gordon Poultney, this is a very affordable, small-format, selected routes guidebook to Australia’s ever popular climbing area Mount Arapiles..
$19.95   
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a rockclimber’s guide to arapiles/djurite

grampians climbing (2015)
guidebook

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At the time of publication this was a comprehensive list of all climbs at Mount Arapiles. Authored by climbing legend Louise Shepherd this guide has sketched topos of general areas and detailed route descriptions. You need to have the now lost art of reading a guidebook to appreciate this marvelous work.
$34.95   
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Full-colour Grampians guidebook with photo topos. Concentrates primarily on sport climbing areas, but includes trad routes within those areas. Includes new areas that have not been previously covered.
$49.95   
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grampians bouldering (2016)
guidebook

central grampians comprehensive rockclimbing guide vol 1 north and east

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World-class bouldering in stunning location, the Grampians has it all if you like your climbs hard and short. Photo topos throughout and covers a wide range of areas. This is the updated version by Vertical Life editors Ross Taylor and Simon Madden, who built upon the previous edition by Dave Pearson and Chris Webb Parsons.
$49.95    Available in-store.

Steve Toal’s first guide fills a gap in the current Grampians guidebooks by offering this comprehensive guide. Predominately trad climbing, the areas included are Halls Gap North, Pomonal Area, Bellfield overlook, Mackeys Peak Sector, Wonderland Car Park, The Pinnacle Area, Sundial Areas, Delley's Bridge Access, Tandara Road Access, Brambuk Area, Lake Bellfield Area and Mt Rosea.
$59.95    Available in-store.

 

 

the mount difficult range
vcc climbing guidebook

mt buffalo
rockclimbing guidebook

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A comprehensive rockclimbing guide to the Mount Difficult Range in the Grampians National Park. By Bill Andrews and James McIntosh.
$39.95   
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Mount Buffalo climbing is unique for Victoria. Cool in summer, imposing granite slabs and cracks, and amazing views. This rockclimbing guidebook is still the most comprehensive climbing guidebook to Mt Buffalo. Covers all major areas, with photo topos throughout.
$59.95   
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the black guide
vcc climbing guidebook

southeastern grampians
vcc climbing guidebook

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Despite its age this pocket-sized guide is still the best resource to many of the classic climbs in the Northwest Grampians, including the superb Black Ians Rocks. By Bill Andrews. Produced by the Victorian Climbing Club.
$34.95    Available in-store.

A comprehensive rockclimbing guide to the Central and South East Grampians, which includes Bundaleer and Mt Rosea. By Chris Baxter.
$19.95   
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the victoria range
vcc climbing guidebook

 

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It’s getting long in the tooth now but this guide is still a good source of information to anyone interested in the Victoria Range in the Grampians National Park. By Kieran Loughran
$9.95   
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rock climbing guidebooks, south australia

moonarie
a rockclimber’s guide

 

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This 2019 Moonarie guide brings to life this remote climbing area. Also covering some other selected areas in the Flinders Ranges including Pt Bonney, Devils Peak and Warren Gorge
$59.95   
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rock climbing guidebooks, nsw, australia

nowra
climbing guidebook

climb point perp
climbing guidebook

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Nowra Climbing (2016 Edition) is an entirely new comprehensive guidebook to the entire Nowra region. It describes over 1500 routes; twice the number of any previous Nowra guidebook. It is the first guidebook to include the Braidwood Road (aka “New Nowra”) crags; a major area in its own right with over 630 routes.
$49.95   
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Detailed maps with access information to help you find your way around and Aerial photo topos make route location a breeze because you can see the route and cliff top in a single image. Printed in full colour with plenty of inspirational action photos. Sport climbes are listed as well as warnings for dodgy routes
$39.95    Available in-store.

 

 

canyons near sydney
canyoning guidebook

blue mountains selected sport climbs guidebook

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Notes on history, equipment, technique and safety are included as well as the guide notes to the canyons.
Canyons covered are Wollangambe and Bowens Creek Canyons, Claustral and King George Canyons, Katoomba Canyons, Canyons South of The Bell Road, Newnes Forest Canyons, Hole-In-The-Wall Canyons, Canyons North of Bungleboori's North Branch, Railmotor Ridge Canyons, Canyons Near Newnes Forest, Newnes (Wolgan River) Canyons, Canyons In The Northern Wollemi, Kanangra Canyons, Bungonia Canyons, Wollongong, Barrington Tops, Near Coffs Harbour, Canyons In The New England Tablelands, Canyons Near Brisbane.
$14.95   
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Selected sport climbs for the Blue Mountains.
$36.95   
Available in-store.
SALE  $24.95

 

 

rock climbing guidebooks, tasmania, australia

climb northern tasmania
climbing guidebook

south esk
climbing guidebook

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A guide to the rest of northern Tasmania not covered by our other guides. Includes Hillwood, and the only available guide to Flinders Island.
$39.95    Available in-store.

Comprehensive guide to over 500 routes upstream from Cataract Gorge.
$29.95    Available in-store.

 

 

cataract a rockclimbing guide

north esk
a rockclimbing guide

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Comprehensive guide to the Cataract Gorge in central Launceston.
$39.95    Available in-store.

Full guide to 300 climbs on 12 crags in a spectacular gorge 15 minutes from Launceston.
$26.95    Available in-store.

 

 

rock climbing guidebooks, queensland, australia

south east queensland
climbing guidebook

south east queensland
climbing guidebook 2013 edition

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This compact yet comprehensive guidebook details the ever popular Kangaroo Point, the main Glasshouse Mountains areas of Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Ngungun and Mount Beewah, and the areas of Mount Coolum, Mount Tinbeerwah, Serpent and Brooyar. And new to this 2018 Edition, we have added the major newer areas of Pages Pinnacle in the Gold Coast Hinterland and Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast.
$49.95    Available in-store.

This compact yet comprehensive guidebook details the ever popular Kangaroo Point, the main Glasshouse Mountains areas of Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Ngungun and Mount Beewah, and the areas of Mount Coolum, Mount Tinbeerwah, Serpent and Brooyar.
$49.95    Available in-store.
SALE $14.95

 

 

frog buttress
climbing guidebook

 

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A rockclimbing guidebook to Australia’s crack climbing Mecca.
$29.95    Available in-store.

 

 

 

rock climbing guidebooks, overseas

rockclimbing in thailand/laos

patagonia vertical chalten massif climbing guide

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This climbing guidebook focuses mainly on Krabi in Southeast Thailand, including the famous Railay and Tonsai rock climbing areas  From limestone sea cliffs to tufas and stalactites, this is a must-visit for climbers the world over.
$59.95    Available in-store.

This is one of the most beautiful climbing guidebook that I have seen. Brilliant topos and stunning photographs bring Patagonian big wall climbing to life.
$69.95    Available in-store.

 

 

instructional rockclimbing books

big wall climbing elite technique

climbing training for peak performance

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An instructional book to introduce you to or climbing big walls or to improve your big wall efficiency.
$49.95   
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An instructional book on climbing training.
$43.95   
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glacial travel & crevasse rescue

climbing from gym to crag

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An instructional book on safe glacial travel and techniques used when things go wrong.
$42.95   
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An instructional book for transitioning from indoors to outdoors.
$49.95   
Available in-store.

 

 

rockclimbing mastering basic skills

mountaineering handbook

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An instructional book on climbing training.
$49.95   
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An instructional book on mountaineering techniques.
$39.95   
Available in-store.

 

 

mountaineering freedom of the hills

falcon guides: how to rock climb
sport and face climbing

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The classic instructional book on climbing and mountaineering techniques..
$59.95   
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An instructional book on climbing technique.
$25.95   
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falcon guides: how to rock climb
big walls

falcon guides: how to rock climb
speed

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An instructional book on climbing big walls.
$29.95   
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An instructional book on speed climbing (big walls).
$29.95   
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falcon guides: how to rock climb
build your own climbing wall

falcon guides: how to rock climb
clip and go

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A how to guide to build your own training wall.
$14.95   
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An instructional book on climbing techniques.
$14.95   
Available in-store.

 

 

performance rockclimbing

 

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An oldie but a goodie! instructional book on climbing training.
$49.95   
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coffee table rockclimbing books

rockclimbing down under
australia exposed

adventures at the edge of the world

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A climbing photography book showcasing Australian climbing destinations.
$59.95   
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This is not just a picture book, but a compilation that brings together the most important old and new stories on Tasmanian climbing from 1914 to the time of publication. Pioneers recount their adventures in their own words through a series of compelling short stories.
$99.95   
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arapiles a million mountains

ice world

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This coffee table book by author Keith “Noddy” Lockwood looks at the history of Australias premier climbing destination, Mount Arapiles.
$49.95   
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A book on ice climbing by legend Jeff Lowe.
$49.95   
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climbing the seven summits

the living rock

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Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits,  the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters" club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality.
$59.95   
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The first mass climbing movement in Australia emerged in southeast Queensland, along with a small, active cohort in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The Living Rock offers the first detailed account of these virtually unknown pioneers of Australian rockclimbing along with the story of the development of climbing in Queensland after World War II.
$39.95   
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balls pyramid

beneath the mountains

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Balls Pyramid is a ripping yarn of drama, danger and persistence. A tale of a playboy boat owner, an eccentric expedition doctor who kick-started Dick's first successful business, the 'extinct' stick insect and gripping accounts and photos by the world's best mountaineers. It's also a love story, inspired by the honeymooners that Dick and fellow Scouts witnessed on nearby Lord Howe Island. Balls Pyramid details Dick's battle to keep a special dream alive as bureaucrats moved in to ban climbing the stupendous spire
$49.95   
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Beneath the Mountains by David Rose and Richard Gregson is a modern classic, subtitled 'Exploring the deep caves of Asturias' in Spain. This is a true tale of caving exploration, with expeditions to the Picos with Oxford University Caving Club. This is a book that if you have not read, you should consider it a must.
$44.95   
Available in-store.

 

 

adventure narrative climbing books

the totem pole

virgin on insanity

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A recount by Paul Pritchard, two time winner of the Boardman-Tasker prize, about his misadventure on Tasmania’s Totem Pole.
$35.95   
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Steve Bell recounts “I didn’t climb mountains because I was brave, I climbed them because I was afraid.”
$44.95   
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mixed emotions

the rope dancer

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Greg Child freely admits his mixed feelings about climbing. Overwhelming are the loss of friends, the thrill of achievement, and the soul-shattering moments of risk and survival; but it is precisely these experiences that compel him to write and to continue climbing.
$35.95   
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This captivating novel of passion and philosophy stretches from Melbourne’s local crags, across the sprawling Grampians (Gariwerd) and all the way to the fabled Tien Shan – Central Asia’s Celestial Mountains. A rare foray into Australian climbing literature, The Rope Dancer is Rob Leach’s second novel.
$22.95   
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touching the void

touching the void
hardback

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An epic tale of survival in the mountains. Joe Simpson brings to life his touch with death.
$24.95   
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An epic tale of survival in the mountains. Joe Simpson brings to life his touch with death.
$59.95   
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law unto himself

thin air

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Michael Law. Regarded as one of Australia’s most talented climbers. This is his climbing story.
$27.95   
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Thin Air established Child as one of the great mountaineering writers of our time. It tells of his participation in a Himalayan expedition during the 70’s.
$39.95   
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tilman the eight sailing/mountain books

 

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Sailing to distant lands, climbing mountains, crossing ice caps, this is a collection of writings on grand adventure.
$76.95   
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